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Fans Excited For Andor To Bring These Classic Star Wars Villains Into Live-Action

"Obi-Wan Kenobi" is slated to be the next big "Star Wars" entry for Disney+, but in a universe as grand as a galaxy far, far away, there's always something in the future to look forward to. Content marches ever onward. The next "Star Wars" project to be given the might of a Disney marketing campaign is none other than "Andor," which recently saw its first teaser trailer released. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Andor" will be set five years before the events of "Rogue One," and, by the looks of the first trailer, it looks to be mirroring that movie's notably more gritty style.

The first teaser trailer actually packs in quite a bit for fans to chew on, including a look at protagonist Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) himself and several other characters, most notably Irish-Australian actress Genevieve O'Reilly, who is reprising her role as Mon Mothma from "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith." Unlike "The Book of Boba Fett," it doesn't like "Andor" will be contained on a sand-like planet for nearly its entire run. Interestingly, there's a certain type of villain hinted at in the trailer that has more than a few fans excited to finally see their legitimate live-action debut.

Andor fans are excited to finally see live-action clone troopers

"Star Wars" clone troopers were technically first introduced in "Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones," and while those films were definitely live-action films, the use of clone troopers did not quite meet that specification. All of the clones were voiced by Temuera Morrison, but the clone armor and helmets themselves were digitally rendered (per Star Wars).

Over on Reddit, u/Kara_Del_Rey asked if their appearance in "Andor" would be the first time the clone troopers appear in pure live-action form. Judging from the brief spots we get in the trailer, they certainly look to be actual live-action and practical pieces of armor this time around. The troopers in the trailer also look to be wearing the phase II clone armor (per Wookieepedia), which serves as something of a hybrid between the style of clone troopers from the prequels and later stormtroopers from the original trilogy.

Many fans were ecstatic to see practical effects used for the armor, but a couple of people debated over whether Grogu's flashback sequence in "The Book of Boba Fett," which includes murderous clone troopers killing Jedi, was completed with CGI or practical effects. Many seemed to disagree on this topic, but unless Lucasfilm explains it, there's simply no way to be certain. 

Either way, it definitely seems like we'll be spending more time with some form of imperial troopers when "Andor" arrives on Disney+ on August 31.